Dazzling Views of Mars with the James Webb Space Telescope Presented Today at EPSC2022
September 19, 2022
Dazzling Views of Mars with the James Webb Space Telescope Presented Today at Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2022
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope captured its first images and spectra of Mars on 5 September. The telescope, an international collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the CSA (Canadian Space Agency), provides a unique perspective with its infrared sensitivity on our neighboring planet, complementing data being collected by orbiters, rovers, and other telescopes. The images were presented today at a briefing at EPSC2022, and reported in a blog on the NASA website.
In an interview at EPSC2022, Dr Niamh Shaw spoke with the team behind the new images about their first glimpse of Mars with Webb.
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